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Taichung City Second Market

Posted Date:2021/08/13 5677


The 100-year-old Taichung City Second Market is located on Sanmin Road and Taiwan Boulevard. It was a place of pricy extravagant merchandise in the Japanese colonial period.
The center of the market is marked by a historic hexagon architecture. In early times, it was an important market where daily commodities were gathered and distributed. Due to the wide variety of goods, vendors were placed in different sections in the hexagon layout.
The Second Market is also a place where you can find delicious local food of Taichung. Some of the iconic traditional deliciousness that can be traced back to generations ago include braised pork belly with rice, white jute, mushroom and meat soup, black tea, noodles, etc. Any food vendor you find in the market is probably a gourmet-certified eatery. It is the place to visit for some traditionally flavored Taichung snacks.


No.87, Sec. 2, Sanmin Rd., Central Dist., Taichung City

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Traveler rating:4 103 comments Write a Review

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  • jovinnnnn

    Trip Type:

    Friends getaway

    Wide Variety of Food

    Traveler rating:5 2019-12

    This visit happened in May 2019. Great place to visit to try out the wide variety food! We went on 2 occasions as certain stores/certain parts of the market were closed. There is an alley further...
  • PaulSiow

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    Narrow lanes, popular for breakfast

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    We walked here for breakfast as it was near our hotel. The shop at the entrance had a queue and we joined in to sample the local food. Had to sit on a small table outside to have our breakfast. Price...
  • Erico2709

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    Go with an empty stomach

    Traveler rating:4 2019-11

    I will highly recommend to go with an empty stomach as there are just so many delicious food to try. You can start off with Wanki radish cake, FuChou noodles, Old Lai tea and then finish up with the...
  • kwchiang001

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    Solo travel

    Good food good price good localized experience

    Traveler rating:4 2019-11

    You will find very localized Taiwan food at a very cheap price. The taste and flavor may not be something very fantastic, but is the overall experience
  • AeroSwissTW

    Trip Type:

    Solo travel

    Fantastic and clean traditional market!

    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

    One of my favorite markets in Taichung, named Taichung's Second Market, is easily accessible with public transport, surrounded by historical buildings and local businesses, and has a wonderful...

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